Today’s Evergreen wedding from Dani Leigh Photography, has the unique perspective of the bride also being a wedding planner! Sarah, of Sarah Kazemburg Events & Styling, shared this with us: “Once we started looking for wedding venues, we knew we wanted a unique setting that had a romantic, magical feel to it. We visited the Evergreen Museum and Library in Baltimore and we both instantly knew it was the perfect setting for our wedding. For the next 14 months, I took the lead as my own wedding planner, curating our event design and hand selecting every detail. I knew that I wanted an airy, neutral palette and took a minimalistic approach. Since our venue had so much character from the lush greenery and manicured gardens, to the ornate gilded architecture, to the historic charm, I wanted our decor to compliment the setting, rather than take away from it.
My bridesmaids wore airy Amsale gowns in the shade “Bellini” – which had the slightest tint of peachy blush color. Our centerpieces were a mixture of high and low arrangements, the lows including hydrangeas, garden roses, La Perla and Quicksand roses with blush and white peonies mixed in. The high centerpieces were oversized mounds of baby’s breath, which felt like clouds floating above the tables under the tented reception area. My bouquet consisted of simply my all time favorite flower – peonies in white and blush, and the maids had smaller arrangements with both roses and peonies mixed in.
I incorporated touches of rose gold, which guests first saw in our whimsy invitation suite. My MOH and I had a DIY day where we spray-painted wooden script table numbers rose-gold, which was a fun twist on traditional paper table numbers. Each guest received a gift bag with a strawberry and vanilla French macaron made by our awesome caterer Rouge. Our wedding cake was one of my favorite parts – we had a cake with mixed-sized tiers which had both my favorite flavor – dulce de leche in the bottom and top tier, and Michael’s favorite flavor coconut in the larger middle tier.
The day before our wedding was literally a monsoon, and I was so stressed out that we would have to move the ceremony indoors. The venue’s upper garden area was so special for us, and I truly wanted to have our ceremony and say our vows there. When we woke up on the wedding day, it felt like a miracle to see a clear sky and perfect weather! Our ceremony took place in the museum’s manicured, Italian-styled gardens, and cocktail hour was on the museum’s brick patio with the beautiful architecture of the property as a backdrop. It was by far the best night of our life!”
EVERGREEN WEDDING VENDORS
Planner: Sarah Kazemburg Events & Styling
Photographer: Dani Leigh Photography
Venue: Evergreen Museum & Library
Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering
Florist: The Floral Studio
DJ: DJ Christopher Hart
Gown: Love Couture Bridal – designer: Paloma Blanca
Officiant: Rev. Dwight O. Peace
Hair & Makeup: Jordan Winn of JKW Beauty
Lighting: Event Dynamics
Hotel: Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Groom’s Tux: Suit Supply